Cindy Buchanan, MHS, PA-C

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Cindy Buchanan, MHS, PA-C

Locations

1220 Las Tablas Road Suite 1418
Templeton, CA 93465
Phone: (805) 395-3277

35 Casa St, Suite 130,
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93405

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
176 Ratings
149 Comments

Education

  • Graduate: MHS, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Undergraduate: BS, California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo

Special Interests

Cindy Buchanan, MHS, PA-C graduated as a Physician Assistant in 2006 and began her career in Family Practice in Pismo Beach. She continued in Family Practice for five years when she decided to specialize in Endocrinology. She has been practicing Endocrinology for the last six years. She treats a wide variety of endocrine disorders and has a special interest in Diabetes and Thyroid disorders. She is currently accepting new patients.

Services

  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetics
  • Thyroid disorders including thyroid cancer
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Hypogonadism, primary or secondary
  • Gestational Diabetes

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
4.9
Friendliness/courtesy of Care provider
4.9
Likelihood of recommending Care provider
4.9
Care provider efforts to include in decisions
4.9
Care provider explanations of prob/condition
4.9
Care provider concern for questions/worries
4.9
Patients' confidence in Care provider
4.9
Care provider spoke using clear language

Comments

Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Oct 5, 2019
Cindy is always very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable about diabetes hassles and technology. She's my favorite person to talk to about this disease and it's comforting to know we can come up with good solutions to problems related to it.
Oct 3, 2019
My primary is *Dr. Choudhari, and that office is very good in all above! This was my 1st visit with *Dr. Buchanan, excellent!
Sep 25, 2019
*Cindy always takes the necessary time to assure me that I am clear on my condition & goals - she is very thorough & an extremely caring provider.
Sep 25, 2019
Always pleasant.
Sep 24, 2019
Everyone was courteous and helpful. I was made to feel that they were there for me, which one does often not experience elsewhere!
Sep 24, 2019
Cindy was very attentive and I appreciated her forthright attitude. Instructions were clear and I felt I could call if I needed to.
Sep 24, 2019
Sending in my background paperwork prior to my appointment was helpful to myself and, I am sure, to the office.
Sep 23, 2019
Good!
Sep 23, 2019
well run
Sep 23, 2019
very good people polite Dr is very nice and good
Sep 17, 2019
*Cindy Buchanan is amazing. She never rushes me, and always gives me the care I need and answers all my questions. She made this a very good visit, as she always does.
Sep 7, 2019
Always pleased with my visits when seeing Cindy.
Sep 5, 2019
it was a great visit with Dr. Cindy
Sep 5, 2019
Dr. Cindy is an fantastic, knowledge doctor.
Sep 5, 2019
I enjoy seeing Dr. Cindy very much!
Sep 2, 2019
All good.
Aug 24, 2019
Cindy is only available in SLO 1 day per week so hard to get a timely appointment if you have to reschedule
Aug 24, 2019
Always very helpful and friendly. Answers all questions and has really helped me in regulating my medication
Aug 18, 2019
I really like Cindy Buchanan that is why I chose to go to her instead of a Dignity Endo Dr. that I had no confidence in, and I have recommended her to several people.
Aug 17, 2019
All went well.
Aug 17, 2019
The PA was much more than I expected. She was informidable and confidentially answered all my questions. Love her.
Aug 14, 2019
Staff are always nice and professional.
Aug 14, 2019
Care Provider always listens and makes me feel important. Never in a hurry. Always has a thorough explanation of my blood work results and ways I can improve or keep doing. I really like her!
Aug 14, 2019
I recommend this office all the time if someone is looking for an Endocrinologist.
Aug 14, 2019
Always professional and personally nice.
Aug 13, 2019
As always, Cindy took extra time to explain everything. The staff is always wonderful
Aug 12, 2019
I was taken in as soon as I arrived.
Aug 12, 2019
*Cindy found a old problem with me but she's getting it solved.
Aug 12, 2019
I'm very comfortable with *Cindy & she's very good at what she does!
Aug 12, 2019
She showed concern over my low BP - Impressed me.
Aug 12, 2019
Got my drug down from 200 mcg. to 50 mcg. - I'm happy!
Aug 12, 2019
I'm happy with all!
Aug 11, 2019
Always very courteous staff
Aug 7, 2019
very courteous staff
Aug 6, 2019
She listens and shows empathy & concern.
Jul 31, 2019
Exceptional care appreciate - email communication with provider -
Jul 31, 2019
I was helped to find the exam room.
Jul 31, 2019
The staff were cheerful and helpful when I couldn't find a doorway.
Jul 31, 2019
I remember appreciating the nurse' friendly manner.
Jul 31, 2019
It was a good and satisfying experience.
Jul 31, 2019
The interview was thorough and very helpful.
Jul 29, 2019
All good.
Jul 29, 2019
All good.
Jul 25, 2019
PA (Cindy) is much more caring and supportive of treatment than the doctor she works under. The doctor is the reason I am looking for a different provider.
Jul 25, 2019
same comments about the endrogrinologist doctor for why I would not recommend your practice.
Jul 21, 2019
very pleased with Dr. Cindy
Jul 21, 2019
great doctor
Jul 16, 2019
The Front Desk Staff is awesome! Friendly and very helpful when I have to bring my young kids with me to appointments.
Jul 16, 2019
I have recommended Dr. Cindy Buchanan to others! She is OUTSTANDING! She is highly knowledgeable and informed, compassionate, easy to talk to and she completely fixed my severe hyperthyroid. I was very sick when I met her, I was hospitalized and near death in truth, but she solved my thyroid problems even when it was resistant to treatment and I am feeling so much better now! I am so grateful to her and thankful for her expertise.
Jul 16, 2019
There was virtually no waiting at all while there
Jul 16, 2019
All staff is so friendly and helpful!
Jul 16, 2019
I have recommended the practice. I see a wonderful dietician in this same office and I would recommend both and the helpful medical assistants here make me want to come back too.
Jul 14, 2019
Cindy has always been very helpful and I enjoy our discussions!
Jul 14, 2019
Samantha (Sam) always comes in to say hello and chat. I always appreciate her helpfulness and friendliness!
Jul 8, 2019
The staff and Cindy are all very nice people and I am treated well....
Jul 6, 2019
would be more convenient if there were later hours
Jun 26, 2019
ladies at front desk are always helpful and nice.
Jun 26, 2019
she didn't explain why she thought something might be becoming a problem. and asked me to check how much i was taking i was taking to much and have cut it back , but she didn't explain why it might be dangerous. i looked it up on line and now know to be more careful.
Jun 26, 2019
always good
Jun 26, 2019
always helpful
Jun 26, 2019
all have been well lately
Jun 26, 2019
never had any issues
Jun 22, 2019
good
Jun 22, 2019
good
Jun 22, 2019
good
Jun 22, 2019
good
Jun 20, 2019
Staff has always been kind & professional.
Jun 20, 2019
She is always kind & professional.
Jun 20, 2019
I don't recall waiting very long at any visit.
Jun 20, 2019
She is always kind & professional.
Jun 15, 2019
great visit everyone was very professional
Jun 11, 2019
my experience is always good. it would be a little more helpful if when a patient is checking out the front office staff was always friendly. they were friendly just not the entire time. I do understand everyone has a bad day
Jun 11, 2019
it is not often that I feel like a DR, PA, NP, etc. actually is taking a true interest in my case but that has never been the case with Cindy Buchanan. I feel that when she is discussing my issues with me she is only concentrating on me.
May 22, 2019
No Problems very helpful
May 10, 2019
if I ever lose my Primary I will change & make this my Primary
Apr 13, 2019
all good
Apr 13, 2019
all good
Apr 13, 2019
allgood
Apr 13, 2019
all good
Apr 13, 2019
all good
Apr 13, 2019
all good
Apr 6, 2019
Very friendly reception staff
Apr 6, 2019
Cindy is very caring and patient
Apr 4, 2019
I Love Cindy. She is so informative and helpful and caring. Cindy is the BEST!
Apr 2, 2019
great office staff
Apr 2, 2019
outstanding care
Mar 17, 2019
Front desk staff is always friendly and helps make my children comfortable with crayons, puzzles, etc. They are so great with my kids!
Mar 17, 2019
Cindy Buchanan is OUTSTANDING! She is highly knowledgeable and easy to talk to. She fixed my severe thyroid problems, she is genuinely caring for her patients and I am so happy to have her as one of my doctors! I have recommended her to other patients before and definitely would again!
Mar 17, 2019
I never wait very long here
Mar 17, 2019
I never wait very long here
Mar 17, 2019
Staff is professional, supportive and helpful
Mar 14, 2019
Professional and courteous office personnel! Cindy Buchanan provides exceptional medical care and advice.
Mar 14, 2019
Again, Cindy Buchanan provides exceptional medical care and advice. She listens to your concerns and has great suggestions for improving health. She is extremely knowledgeable and she has provided the best care I have ever had for my hypothyroidism!!!
Mar 13, 2019
I don't know about any of these.
Mar 4, 2019
Very professional.
Mar 4, 2019
Although "straight 'very good'" seems a bit over, I felt that the treatment/attention I received was top quality.
Mar 4, 2019
PA was extremely helpful. Listened carefully to my questions, and clearly explained her answers.
Mar 2, 2019
I love coming to my appointments because the team is so happy and no matter what I've been working on, I feel inspired to do better the next time around and never put down like so many diabetes doctor appointments I've been to before.
Mar 2, 2019
She's very insightful and very good at dealing with the questions as they come.
Feb 14, 2019
ally great
Feb 14, 2019
nice job thanks
Feb 14, 2019
all's well
Feb 14, 2019
happy
Feb 14, 2019
thanks
Feb 14, 2019
ok
Feb 13, 2019
Cindy now down to one day in SLO. Makes it very difficult to get in to see her.
Feb 13, 2019
She is already way too booked up.
Feb 7, 2019
excellent!!
Feb 7, 2019
i have already been singing the praises!!!!!!!
Feb 7, 2019
I managed several medical offices during my career and yours runs like mine used to!!!!!
Feb 7, 2019
Wow!!!!!!! she was awesome!!!!!
Feb 7, 2019
As I said before, I have already recommended your practice!!!!!!
Feb 7, 2019
As well as, introducing themselves and shaking my hand as I left!!!!! Very comfortable first appointment!!!!!!
Feb 5, 2019
Very professional staff.
Feb 5, 2019
Ms. Buchanan is very professional, prepared, knowledgeable, as well as caring. It is evident that she enjoys her profession and care's about her patients' .
Feb 5, 2019
Did not notice if the CNA was wearing her ID, although she may have been.
Feb 3, 2019
everything was good
Feb 3, 2019
always been good visits
Feb 1, 2019
Everyone was nice.
Jan 30, 2019
everyone is always friendly here
Jan 29, 2019
Great doctor
Jan 29, 2019
I very much enjoy seeing Cindy when I am scheduled.
Jan 29, 2019
New PA to me that I liked very much including her assistant.
Jan 25, 2019
Cindy made it a point to explain things clearly in plain language.
Jan 24, 2019
Personable, listened to me, addressed my concerns, didn't feel rushed.
Jan 24, 2019
Didn't notice the things in questions & one way or another.
Jan 24, 2019
Staff has always been kind & professional.
Jan 24, 2019
*Cindy Buchanan seems to have a great understanding of the thyroid and I enjoy talking with her on my appts.
Jan 24, 2019
She has always been kind & quick to listen.
Jan 19, 2019
Cindy always makes me feel like she really wants to help me get my health on track.
Jan 15, 2019
Everyone at this facility are very friendly
Jan 15, 2019
Cindy is on top of her game.
Jan 15, 2019
I like my doctor and staff
Jan 15, 2019
Kayla remembers everything
Jan 15, 2019
great experience
Jan 14, 2019
My appointment was changed and rescheduled 4 times! This is very inconvenient to me as I have to re-arrange meeting with my clients each time this happens. Why don't they have a better schedule for the doctor, or are only certain patients affected this way? Also, when I call back to reschedule, I am always put on hold for a long time. Again, I work also! Why can't the reschedule be done online?
Jan 14, 2019
There aren't any other choices for endo in our area!
Jan 13, 2019
Cindy Buchanan always provides excellent care.
Jan 13, 2019
best Dr I've ever had professional personal inclusive educational great attitude
Jan 9, 2019
Good stuff!
Jan 9, 2019
Again, she's great! We speak like equals and discuss options
Jan 9, 2019
Little bit long, but just fine!
Jan 9, 2019
She's great!
Jan 9, 2019
would absolutely recommend
Jan 9, 2019
Hard to evaluate, but all safe so far
Jan 1, 2019
We appreciated getting an appointment quickly when a cancellation made that possible. However, when we tried to call at 8:00 a.m., when we thought the office was open, we reached the answering service, who could not help us with our question.
Jan 1, 2019
Cindy Buchanan is quite knowledgeable, practical, and empathetic.
Jan 1, 2019
Very smooth, very pleasant staff.
Jan 1, 2019
She was appropriately courteous but could have been friendlier.